7 Days 6 Nights
Tour Type
Kilimanjaro climbing
7 days machame route
Kilimanjaro National park

The best 7 days Machame route kilimanjaro climbing/trekking 2024 & 2025 Itinerary

This 7-day Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing is the best and most popular route to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet, the highest peak in Africa and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. The Machame route also known as the Whisky Route is one of the most scenic and recommended routes on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The 7 days Kilimanjaro Machame route is known for its gradual ascent, allowing for better acclimatization and increased chances of a successful summit of about 97%. The 7-day Machame route promises an unforgettable African adventure and an opportunity to conquer the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven world summits.

Best 7 days Kilimanjaro Machame route price

The best and most affordable price for the 7 days Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing is from $1600 to $3000 per climber enabling hikers to successful summit 5,895 meters Mount Kilimanjaro. This 7 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Machame route price varies depending on the accommodations before and after the climb, number of people on a group, luxury or budget climbing services. 7-day Kilimanjaro climbing prices and costs are paid in Dollars, Pounds, Euros, and Tanzania Shillings.

The best summit success rate of 7 days Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The best successful summit rate for the 7-day Machame route on Mount Kilimanjaro is typically around 93% to 97%, reaching the 5,895-meter Uhuru peak and descending back. This highest success rate is influenced by proper acclimatization on the 7 days Machame route allowing climbers to reach the Kilimanjaro summit successfully. The Machame route offers a climb high, sleep low mechanism which increases its success rate to 97%.

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  • Park Fees, Tax
  •  Gate transfer
  • Crew wages.
  • Environment fees
  • During the climb you will be camping throughout you climb!
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Cook
  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas


The best full detailed itinerary for the best 7-day Machame route Kilimanjaro climbing : Day 1: Machame Gate (1,800 m / 5,905 ft) to Machame Camp (2,835 m / 9,301 ft) | 5-6 hours | 11 km; Day 2: Machame Camp (2,835 m / 9,301 ft) to Shira Campsite (3,750 m / 12,303 ft) | 5-6 hours | 5 km; Day 3: Shira Camp (3,750 m / 12,303 ft) to Lava Tower to Barranco Valley (3,900 m /12,795 ft) | 5-6 hours | 10 km; Day 4: Barranco Camp (3,900 m /12,795 ft) to Karanga Camp (3,995 m / 13,107 ft) | 3-4 hours | 6 km; Day 5: Karanga Camp (3,995 m / 13,107 ft) to Barafu Camp (4,673 m/ 15,331 ft) | 3-4 hours | 4 km; Day 6: Barafu Camp (4,673 m/ 15,331 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) to Mweka Camp (3,100 m / 10,171 ft) | 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down | 6 km up / 13 km down; Day 7: Mweka Camp (3,100 m / 10,171 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,640 m /5,380 ft) | 4 -5 hours | 10 km.

After breakfast at your hotel in Moshi or Arusha, you will be driven to the Machame Gate located at the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. From here, the trek begins through the lush rainforest. The trail gradually ascends, and after approximately 5-6 hours of hiking you will reach Machame Camp, situated at an elevation of around 2,835 meters.
The trail continues through the heather and moorland zones, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The hike is a mix of ascending and descending, and after about 5-6 hours of trekking, you will reach Shira Camp, located at an elevation of approximately 3,750 meters.
Today's trek involves gaining altitude as you ascend towards the Lava Tower, a notable volcanic formation. This will help your body acclimatize to the increasing altitude. Afterward, the trail descends to Barranco Camp, situated at around 3,900 meters. The total hiking time is usually 5-6 hours.
The day starts with a challenging climb up the Barranco Wall, a steep and thrilling section of the route. As you conquer the wall, the trail eases, leading you through alpine desert landscapes. After about 3-4 hours of hiking, you will arrive at Karanga Camp where you will spend the night.
Today's trek takes you to Barafu Camp, situated at around 4,673 meters. The trail is relatively short but steep, and it can take about 3-4 hours to reach the camp. Upon arrival, you will have an early dinner and rest in preparation for the final ascent to the summit.
Shortly after midnight, you will begin the summit attempt, hiking through the darkness towards the peak of Kilimanjaro. The trail is steep and challenging, but the feeling of reaching Uhuru Peak, standing at 5,895 meters, is truly exhilarating. After enjoying the sunrise and taking photos, you will start descending back to Barafu Camp. From there, you will continue down to Mweka Camp where you will spend the night.
The final day of the trek involves a descent through the lush rainforest from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. Once you reach the gate, you will receive your summit certificates and celebrate your accomplishment. From there, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.

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